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LeBlanc in conflict over surf clam licence, ethics commissioner says

By Teresa Wright THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA -Canada’s federal ethics watchdog ruled today that Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc violated the conflict of interest act when he approved an Arctic surf clam licence to a company employing a family member. Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion said in a report today that ...

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Mohegan Gaming wins contract to operate Niagara Falls, Ont., casinos

UNCASVILLE, CONN-The Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (MGE)  is the new operator of  Ontario, Canada’s two Niagara Falls-area casinos for the next 21 years. On Monday, Sept 10 2018  the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced that MGE won the “Niagara Gaming Bundle Contract,” which includes the Fallsview Casino, Casino ...

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Impact of diluted bitumen on young sockeye salmon deadly, says Guelph study 

By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA- A spill of diluted bitumen puts the survival of young salmon at risk even if the fish end up in clean water following exposure to the oil product, says new research from the University of Guelph. Researchers said they made the conclusions after ...

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Ottawa to provide long term support for Churchill rail line, port: new owner 

CHURCHILL, Man.- A partnership taking over a port and broken railway in northern Manitoba says it hopes it’s the start of a new era of jobs and economic growth in the Churchill region. First Nations and municipalities that are part of the deal will be first in line for jobs ...

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Ottawa analyzing Trans Mountain ruling; going ahead with pipeline purchase

VANCOUVER -Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the federal government is pushing ahead with its purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion despite a court ruling overturning approval of the project. Morneau says an expanded pipeline to bring more Alberta oil to the B.C. coast for shipment overseas is critically important ...

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Appeal Court quashes approval of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion 

VANCOUVER- The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned Ottawa’s approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. In a unanimous decision by a panel of three judges, the court says the National Energy Board’s review of the project was so flawed that the federal government could not rely on it ...

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B.C. First Nations group stand firm on Trans Mountain pipeline before vote

VANCOUVER- British Columbia’s union of Indigenous leaders says it remains opposed to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as Kinder Morgan Canada shareholders vote Thursday on the federal government’s purchase offer. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, says in a news release that the $4.5 ...

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Nunavut’s Lupin gold mine fined for not filing environmental reports on time 

IQALUIT, Nunavut- The owner of an inactive gold mine in Nunavut has been fined for filing environmental reports three years late. Lupin Mines Incorporated has pleaded guilty to the charge and faces a $100,000 fine. Environment Canada investigator Daniel Smith says the mine failed to produce timely reports on impacts ...

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